My heart is so full tonight.
I've been viewing
Rebecca Nelson's Tribute to her father
at A Gathering Place.
It is a heart-wrenching video
of the life of man who loved
His Father, His Faith and His Family.
Reminded me so much of my dad.
A Fisher of Men
He loved his family.
(Like Rebecca I have my hand on his shoulder)
His sweetheart for 59 years.
They lacked one month making 60.
Mama went first
and Daddy was gone six months later.
I can already see that far away look in his eyes.
He loved his God.
He loved people.
He loved their babies.
He started out as just a young preacher boy of 17,
and 60+ years later his legacy continues.
In the video Stronger,
Angela Thomas tells a story of Charles Spurgeon
and his preacher grandfather.
Charles who is to speak was a little late for the service
and his grandfather starts preaching.
Charles comes in and his grandfather insists that he preach.
As Charles is preaching his grandfather,
prods him on saying,
"Tell 'em again, Charles,
Tell 'em again, Charles,
Tell 'em about God' grace."
With tears streaming down my face,
I could hear my daddy saying,
"Tell 'em again, Bonnie,
Tell 'em again, Bonnie,
Tell 'em about God's grace.
Rebecca was a Nazarene PK.
There were four children
and she was the second girl.
We've shared our stories of growing up
in a strict evangelical home,
but we also share the love of our father.
The anniversary of Daddy's death is this month
March 12, 2011
and my brother Brian
March 23, 1975.
Rebecca, my prayers are with you, my sweet friend.
Be good to yourself.
Allow yourself time to grieve.
Grief is different for us all.
God is faithful.